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    Posted May 18, 2014 by
    Beijing, China

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    YCIS Seeds of Hope Concert Raises RMB 160,000 yuan for Charity

    The annual YCIS Seeds of Hope Charity Gala Concert was held successfully on Saturday, March 22 at the Da Ning Theatre in Shanghai. More than 370 students, parents, and faculty from all YCIS schools around the world danced, sang, and performed throughout the programme. More than RMB 160,000 yuan was raised through the event to construct a school building for children in need in rural China. Funds were generated through ticket sales and donations, and by a silent auction in the theatre lobby, with artwork created by YCIS students and Artists-in-Residence, attracting bids during and after the concert intervals.

    Speaking at the event, Dr Betty Chan Po-king, Director of Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS), honoured the creativity of the students and the generosity of the Seeds of Hope contributors. The next school to receive Seeds of Hope benefit was also announced: the Xiuning County Weiqiao Elementary and Primary School, located in Anhui Province. The Principal and other representatives of the school, including a young student representative, were on-hand to express their heartfelt gratitude.

    Highlights from the concert included an original symphony, “The Ides of March”, by YCIS Music Director Gary Sanderson. The Michael Jackson Medley, performed by the Combined Orchestra and another original piece by Mr Sanderson aptly titled ”Seeds of Hope” as a fitting finale. Ms Sally Davis, the Secondary Choir Conductor, as well as Ms Diana Dai, Primary Choir Conductor, helped make the evening a great success, and the audience appreciated the wonderful performances by the YCIS community.
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